Sweater dresses are always popular as we moved toward the shift from fall to winter. For a little change of pace, how about adding a cross-back sweater dress to your wardrobe?
It’s always nice to wear a classic piece with a little twist, like this dress. Read on for the details.
Cross-Back Sweater Dress
I really don’t have a lot of purple in my closet, so clearly, it’s time to remedy this, right? lol!
This dress was part of a Trunk Club selection I received in late November, and I thought, what the heck, I’ll try this dress on. My husband was immediately impressed and said I should keep it. (Which is funny, as his new mantra is, do you really need any more clothes? He’s right, of course.)
The fit of this sweater dress really works with a loose-fitting bodice and a hip-hugging rib skirt. And the crossed-back detail gives the classic design interest by showing just a touch of skin.
Padded cap shoulders are also a nice feature for those of you who shy away from sleeveless tops or dresses. You don’t see quite so much of the darn upper arms!
I styled this dress so that the dress made the statement, by keeping the pumps neutral and the jewelry simple.
It always impresses me when brands work at 1) being affordable, and 2) sustainability.
Affordability and Sustainability of this Cross-Back Sweater Dress
In terms of affordability, Nordstrom describes this line as, “Halogen delivers on its goal of creating affordable work-to-weekend apparel, shoes and accessories that combine modern, feminine details with clean styling.” I do find this to be true.
As to sustainability, the dress is composed of 86% Lenzing™ EcoVero™ viscose, and 14% polyester. Lenzing (new to me!) viscose is a sustainably produced fiber using pulp made from renewable wood sources and certified with the EU Ecolabel for high environmental standards, including lower emissions and water impact than generic viscose. Hey, that works for me!
Now, in the past, I shied away from anything polyester or anything that wasn’t cotton or silk or another natural fabric. But the newer versions of these synthetics are comfortable to wear and surprisingly breathable.
Need something in purple? If you’re looking for a new take on an old classic, check out this cross-back sweater dress. It’s a step up from a basic sweater dress, and is perfect for a work party, dinner date, or even NYE!